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Reviewed January 3, 2013

We only were able to stay for 2 nights and found the accommodation friendly clean and tidy. It was a short walk to the pub for tea and the local IGA for supplies. And it was a 30 minute walk to the centre of cairns - a nice stroll along the seafront. Sharon was helpful with booking tours and suggesting an itinery for our short stay. And we met Stella the dachie. We were able to use the shuttle bus for our return trip to the close by airport. Would recommend and will stay again when back staying in cairns.

Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
Thank Lindzg
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Sharon H, Owner at Reef Palms, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2013

It was lovely to have you stay with us, Stella our Daschund sits behind the counter and she is always looking for a pat. She has featured in many a holiday photo taken by our guests. Stella was actually our daughter's 21st birthday present but like many parents, we became the proud owners of her many years ago when our daughter went overseas. When we relate this story to our guests, they often can tell the same stories, it would seem that parents don't need to buy a pet themselves all their children provide them free of charge! We hope you come to see us again, you can then meet Minnie the cat but that is another story...

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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Reef Palms in Cairns was just what my husband and I where looking for. We wanted a nicely furnished, comfortable room with full kitchen facilities that wasn't over the top on price. Reef Palms was perfect. Not only where the rooms fantastic but the owners of the establishment are outstanding. They go out of there way to ensure you enjoy your stay. There only to happy to help you organise and book any activities that you wish to do during your stay in Cairns and if your not sure of what activities will suit you, Sharon is fantastic at matching your style of holiday with the appropriate activities. No matter if your having a lazy holiday or an adventure filled one, Sharon has it covered. Fantastic place run by Fantastic people. They made our stay so enjoyable, we will be back for sure.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sharon H, Owner at Reef Palms, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2013

It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we wish you every success with your Bike business, if we didn't have a motel, I know that David would love a business like that as he loves bikes! I was so pleased that you enjoyed your Reef trip and that you had the chance to see the Coral and Fish you wanted to see. Hope the weather isn't too cold back in Victoria and you enjoyed a New Year's drink in that spa of yours. We'd love to have you come and stay again. Have a wonderful 2013.

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Reviewed December 29, 2012

We had just ended a small ship cruise through some of the smaller Indonesian Islands and stayed here for 3 nights to rest up before our long flight back to the US. It was clean and comfortable. We chose this motel to be away from the noise and crowds of Cairns and were not disappointed. It was also on the way to the airport where we had an early flight. Once or twice we heard an airplane but it didn't disturb us. The only complaint I had was the bathtub was slippery and there was nothing to grab on to in case of a slip. It was a short walk to a restaurant and several "fast food" places in case you didn't want to cook in your kitchen-equipped room. We wanted to tour one day and the owners recommended and booked us on a wonderful all day tour with Northern Experience Eco Tours. The owners were very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sharon H, Owner at Reef Palms, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2012

Thank you for staying with us and Happy New Year to you. We had a wet New Years Eve with the much needed rain falling for most of the day and night. It didn't dampen the spirits of everyone who turned out to watch the Fireworks. It was our pleasure to organize your tour, we love that particular tour as it gives our guests a terrific day out and they get to see quite a variety of things in one day. We hope you enjoyed your trip to Australia and we hope to see you again.

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Reviewed December 27, 2012

David, Sharon and Belinda were great and helpful hosts who guided us with accurate and friendly advice on how to spend our 4 days in Cairns and around. They helped us book all our excusrions and helped us save some money too.

A lovely place to stay - the apartment is very clean and has all basic amenities to self-cater and is just a 20 min walks away from the centre of town.

Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sharon H, Owner at Reef Palms, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2012

It was a pleasure to have your stay with us, we would love to go to India one day, it is on our wish list of interesting places to visit. We are happy you enjoyed your four days with us, not long enough so hopefully we will see you or your friends again in the future. Take care.

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Reviewed December 23, 2012

A well appointed motel. It's a family-run concern and everyone is very helpful. Units are spacious and have a safe. Short drive or longish walk to the city centre.We didn't use it but the motel offers a shuttle to the city.

Room Tip: No lift, so choose a ground floor room if you don't want to climb stairs.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sharon H, Owner at Reef Palms, responded to this reviewResponded December 25, 2012

Thank you. David and I are very happy to have had you stay with us and are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Reef Palms. Our aim is to have our guests leave us with a smile. We hope you had a lovely Christmas and look forward to welcoming you again should you find yourselves in Cairns again. Take care.

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